Beauty expert Bahar Takhtehchian shows us this summer’s must-have beauty products.
M.A.C Aaliyah Lipglass, $17.50 at MacCosmetics.com
No look is complete without some lip gloss! These lip glosses were inspired by the late R&B artist, Aaliyah, who happened to love shimmery nude lip gloss. They are available in 4 shades and create a glass-like finish or a subtle sheen.
Wet ‘n Wild Mega Slim Waterproof Skinny Mascara, $4.99 at Drugstores
In the summer, makeup needs to be sweat and waterproof. This drugstore favorite is a brand new skinny mascara that creates long, lovely lashes. You can wear it to the pool or on a walk without having to worry about the mascara running or smudging.
Biore Micellar Water, $6.50 at Drugstores
This is an amazing alternative to washing your face the old-fashioned way. You can skip the rinse and wash steps and go straight for this blotting method. This micellar water gets your face clean and removes your makeup without you having to rinse it off! It delivers an all-in-one clean, refreshed face anytime, anywhere. It’s makeup remover, cleanser and refresher in one.
Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads $59 at Elemis.com
In the summer, it’s really important to exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells, reduce oil production, and ensure that your must-have products (ie: serums and sunscreens) absorb properly. These miracle pads let you do that on the go! They’re easy to use and are gentle enough to be used twice a day without stripping & thinning the skin.
L’OCCITANE – Verbena Icy Body Gel, $39.00
This Verbena Icy Body Gel provides intense freshness while leaving your skin delicately perfumed with a sparkling scent. Enriched with menthol and verbena extract from Provence, this moisturizing body gel melts on the skin, for an instant refreshing effect. For an even more intense ice-cube effect, keep it in the fridge before use.
Olay Foaming Whip Body Wash, $4.99, Drugstores
Getting squeaky clean in the summer time is key! This breakthrough shower foam will change everything you think you know about foaming body wash. While other foams quickly dissolve into a water solution that washes down the drain, Olay Foaming Whip lathers instantly into a thick and luxurious foam that literally defies gravity.
Curls Quenched Curls 2nd Day Curl Refresher, $16, Drugstores
This moisturizing spray is a must for girls with curly hair. It is made with certified organic ingredients that refresh your curls. You can use this daily curl moisturizer alone or with other hair styling products.
Klorane Protective Oil with Ylang-Ylang Wax, $18, Sephora.com
Summer heat, sun, and summer activities (think swimming) can take a toll on your hair! This is a lightweight multi-protective oil with Ylang-Ylang wax that shields hair against the drying and damaging effects of UV rays, salt, sand and chlorine.